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. visit today. >>> ohio senator rob portman did not get picked to be the republican party's vice presidential nominee this year. his consolation prize, he's a top romney campaign surrogate. in this capacity, senator portman was asked today about the political fight that's happening here in the united states around the attacks on u.s. embassies over the last few days. watch what happened. >> what happened in egypt, which was a statement from the u.s. government, the first statement that came out, and it said, at its start, we apologize. i think most americans, charlie, would look at that and say, gosh, that's not the appropriate response when your embassy is assaulted, your flag is taken down and islamic flags are put up over american territory and lives were in jeopardy. >> senator, as you know, the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo was issued before there were any attacks. they were issued because there was concern about protests. do you know that? >> no, i was not aware that it was issued before there were any attacks. >> even acknowledging there that he did not k
-founder and romney supporter tom stemberg. no one understands the swing state of ohio better than senator rob portman. he'll be joining us from cincinnati. but before we get to all this, and believe me, this is a lot to get on today, let's get you up to speed on this morning's other top headlines with andrew. welcome back. >> thanks. we haven't even talked about football, but i hope we get a chance to. china central bank reportedly injecting 57.9 billion into money markets. regulators are struggling to maintain liquidity without the injection. speaking of china, the country's largest listed steel maker has suspended output at a plant as the economy slows and demand weakens. meantime 40% of china's iron ore mines are standing idle as steel prices have crumbled. and loans to firms and households fell more than expected. ecb staying loans to the private sector fell 0.6% from the same month a year ago. italy's borrowing costs falling at a bond auction today. analysts say the auction shows nand for italian government paper remains healthy. and eu regulators are prepare to go charge microsoft for failing t
in rob portman. he's been my friend for about 25 years and i remember about 22 years ago telling rob he ought to leaf the white house and go home and get himself ready to run for congress. let me tell you what, he's done a great job on behalf of cincinnati and a great job on behalf of ohio and the country in all of his roles in public service. rob, keep up the great job. republicans were lucky enough to win the majority 18 months ago. we promised the american people that it would not be about us, it would be about the american people. we promised to listen to the american people and follow their will. that's for 18 straight months, we have focused on the economy and jobs every single day. and you know, while we've done all of this good work in the house and done what the people have asked us to do, harry reid has blocked everything we sent over there. this is why it's important we elect josh man del and harry reid back to nevada. the president made a lot of promises in his campaign. my voice is a little cracked lately because five days at convention, a lot of spea a lot of -- my voice i
competitive. he want to beat rob portman as he does president obama. >> steve: republicans had their debate and convention and a number of top republicans are right here in charlotte right now and housed in the nascar complex. they set up a rapid response unit and anything that the pro obama team puts out, if they can, they will counter it. you can see the rapid response center here in charlotte. >> gretchen: and the other than thetenits is social media. things have changed over the last four or eight years. it used to be that the campaign laid low. they feel like you can't. you have to have a rapid response because of social media number one. and the republicans are bringing in top notch people. nicky haley from suth carolina and marco rubio . the rnc chair. and vice-president biden supposed to be in tampa but the weather precluded that. >> steve: that could have impacted the area as well. republicans here in this city are giving out tissues that they break up and distributing lego outfits that say we did build it or you did build it and playing on that. and also a block from where we are
a great united states senator in rob portman. you know, he has been my friend for about 25 years and i remember 22 years ago telling him he ought to leave the house and go home and get ready to run for congress. he has done a great job on behalf of cincinnati and a great job on behalf ohio and this -- behalf of ohio and this country. rob, keep up the great job. you know, republicans, we are lucky enough to have taken the majority 18 months ago. we promised the american people it would not be about us. that it would be about the american people. we promised the american people we would follow their will. that is why for 18 straight months we have focused on the economy and jobs every single day. and you know, while we have done all this good work in the house and done with the people asked us to do, harry reid has blocked everything we send it to them. this is why it is really important that we elect jon mandel and run harry reid back to nv. -- nevada. the president made a lot of promises during his campaign. my voice is a little crackly because five days at the convention, a lot of spe
appeared with senator rob portman and house speaker john boehner in cincinnati. attacking the president's jobs record >> one of the promises he made was he was going to create more jobs. today 23 million people are out of work, stopped looking for work or underemployed. let me tell you, if you have a coach that's zero and 23 million, you say it's time to get a new coach. >> reporter: his running mate, paul ryan, meanwhile carried the sports further in columbus, playing corn hole and tailgating. at the season opening football game between his alma mater miami university of ohio and ohio state. >> you're in ryan country now. >> reporter: but it's his speech at the republican national convention, especially his criticism of the president over a shuttered gm plant in his hometown of janesville, wisconsin, that continues to sizzle. >> it's locked up and empty to this day. that's how it is in so many towns where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight. >> reporter: democrats in the obama campaign fired back, noting the plant was slated foreclosure before mr. obama won the 2011 elec
at the gop convention. >>> mitt romney will be spending some quality time with ohio senator rob portman, who is playing the role of president obama as the republican candidate's team travels to vermont to prepare for the debates. the "washington post" reports romney will spend the three days of the democratic convention doing his debate homework. >>> yesterday mitt romney was at his vacation home in new hampshire. taking his boat for a labor day swim and his wife got in some jet skiing. is nicki minaj really a republican voting for mitt romney as she raps on the latist mix tape trap from lil wayne? new york "daily news" reports the lyrics complain about the economy, but many think she will actually cast a ballot for president obama in november. >>> and a larger-than-life sand sculpture of president obama is big hit with democratic convention delegates in charlotte. it took a team of five people three days to create the sculpture. now they're worried the rain is going to damage it. >>> that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> now here's an early look at wall street. the dow closed
are coming up. he has been practicing very hard and he has a good coach in rob portman. obama is not the greatest debater. he had some terrible ones early on and he is not practicing enough. >> how does mitt romney recover from this? >> he could go and visit the guys who are building his car elevator and see how they are getting by. apparently he does not know the working middle class. that is why it was so natural for him to say these things. they have been coming out in a dog whistle. for the people in the room, he has a bullhorn. >> this is not the last round for romney. this ds hurt though. it hurts the ticket in the republican race. you see evidence of it in massachusetts, virginia, and michigan and wisconsin. he is not the person the republicans need to have right now carrying the standard. what he said was wrong in so many aspects. >> a lot of republicans are grumbling about this campaign. >> when your runni mate call as you inarticulate as a way to help you, then you know you have problems. i am glad you are all represented here. mitt romney is mixing up a whole bunch
practicing. he did five full mock debates. and he has lined up senator rob portman from ohio to play barack obama, the same person who played senator obama four years ago and advisers say he is letting him have it. gwen: wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall? >> it is a final time for governor romney to reset the race or get people to take a second look. millions of people will be watching the debate. it is way too early to judge anything. it is probably premature to be voting without watching. gwen: on that point, a lot of people -- there are only a very narrow sliver of people who say they are undecided. not surprising that people don't use the debates to decide but use it for something else. >> that's right. most people will go into these debates, if you like obama, you will think he did a debate job. romney has said that he wants to use the debates as a clarifying moment. he thinks the democrats have waged an inaccurate campaign. he has said he expects obama to tell more untruths on the debate stage but he thinks there is a real opportunity for him. there is congratulations from the
>>> the candidates are honing debate techniques run it will get help from ohio senator rob portman who will play obama and for the president's preparations senator john kerry will stand in for romney. cub manager brown vetoes a bill to ban agencies from disrupting cellphones service without court order, it targeted bart, which sparked a free-speech debate when it cut cellphones service in san francisco to disrupt the planned protest, the governor said it could divert attention from a true emergency by requiring court agencies to get eight court order prior to a shutdown >>> public pensions are a big problem many thought reform could not go far enough public pensions are half of that elizabeth cook on why the other financial nightmare not getting the attention. >>> gov. brown may focus is aimed at public pension reform but another fiscal problem looms in the distance for california cities paying for retiree health benefits >>> by the time they declare bankruptcy they closed the benefits that closed libraries and deferreds to reclining they've raised library fees all those things happen first >>>
to colorado tomorrow. he'll be practicing with ohio senator rob portman. portman is playing president obama in these debates and it's all leading up to wednesday's big night. fred? >> thanks very much in washington. don't miss the big debate. you can watch it here live on cnn, 7:00 p.m. eastern time. >>> the chief justices will formally kick off a new term on the agenda, some of the most complicated issues of our day. here now is joe johns. >> reporter: right after the supreme court's health care decision in june, chief justice john roberts joked to colleagues that he would find an island for tr fortress to escape the political heat. here's how ruth bader ginsburg described the scene. >> some people call it will a quarter of a century. >> reporter: there are no signs of it cooling down. >> the justices are moving from the frying pan right into the fire. they are tackling some of the most difficult legal questions of the day. across the board, probably the biggest term in at least a decade. >> reporter: tackling things like affirmative action, same-sex marriage, abortion are likely to come u
with senator rob portman standing in as president obama. he is working on sharpening his message. meanwhile obama campaign says that obama is working on shorter, crisper answers. before he gets started, he will speak at this campaign event right here in las vegas. >> kristen welker tonight. >>> we're joined by nbc's chief white house correspondent chuck todd, lay it out for us. how important are the debates in this particular election? >> at this point in time in the campaign, the stakes are enormous for mitt romney. he is behind, you can argue by how much he's behind, is it as bad as it looks in some polls in places like ohio or florida, but the bottom line is he's behind. he needs to come out basically not just even in the presidential, but it needs to serve as a way to fire up his republican troops, it's going to keep republican candidates from fleeing him, it's going to keep big money people from fleeing him. a decisive win by president obama will only add to the momentum at this crucial time when we have early voting and you'll see a whole bunch of candidates running down the ballot ru
romney is going back to boston, actually you might remember he has been getting ready with rob portman, playing the role of president obama and portman took on the task of playing obama in 2008, helped john mccain during that time to prepare for the debates. mitt romney is using john kerry as a stand in, rather obama is using john kerry as a stand in and kerry has practice from his run in 2004. on sunday, obama is going to nevada where he is going to be practicing for the final three days. >> torey dunnan, live in washington, keeping an eye on the debate prep for us. in political news, throwing back a cold one may provide an insight in to how you will vote. the type maybe an indicater of your views. the study published claims republicans are more drawn to sam adams as far as democrats, think heineken. >>> do you have need for speed? are you looking for something fun to to this weekend? you need to go no further than bob davidson ford, for a ride along, you are never going to forget. good morning maryland anchor, charley crowson got a taste of the extreme racing sport known as drifting.
dropped, conventions can be over. can kerr and rob portman will be bubble wrapped and return to deep below yucca mountain. the nominees have all been nominated. the speeches spoken. the pageantry pageantrified. so after two weeks, what have we learned? for analysis of both conventions, we turn now to a different camera. ( laughter ) thanks, stephen. an honor to work with you. folks, we learned a lot these last two weeks. for instance, we learned that two political parties, hispanics are worth their weight in gold. ( laughter ) but most importantly, we learned that obama and romney are as different as black and white. folks, come on-- no, hey. that is not racial. i don't see race. not even my own. people tell me i'm white, and i believe them, because i like mitt romney. ( laughter ) ( applause ) so, i mean, i mean, there are clear distinctions between these two campaigns that both sides drove home. >> you are entitled to the clearest possible choice. >> when you pick up that ballot to vote, you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. >> stephen: yes. it's the cleares
, senator rob portman is playing obama in the practice. i guarantee you portman will prepare him. i hate rob portman to this day. preparation for the. you didn't. >> bill: you didn't attack barack obama's record. you went light on him. you went light on the reverend wright stuff. you went light on his background his achievements he voted present. you went light on that. in hindsight is that a mistake. >> i went hard on him about his philosophy on government. remember joe the plumber and that i didn't think it was appropriate to go to the reverend wright and all of that. i thought it was about the campaign was about the economy you know, whenever you lose, there is always lots of postmortems and i will plead guilty to all of them. the failure of that campaign to win was my fault and mine alone. >> bill: and the reason that you lost? >> maybe i didn't run a good enough campaign. maybe i wasn't strong enough. i also would point out though without making any excuses when the day the stock market went down 700 points, my friend. that was a bad day for us. >> bill: you were running against the eco
's practice sessions. ohio senator rob portman is portraying the president in mitt romney's debate preps. >>> general motors is recalling more than 40,000 cars. it is concerned about fuel pump modules that could crack and cause a fire. the recall affects the 2007 to 2009 chevrolet cobalt and pontiac g5. gm will replace the fuel part for free. >>> yes, it is over officially. regular nfl refs will be back on the field tomorrow. the refs union formally ratify add new contract today. the nfl agreed to a deal with the union earlier this week which allowed those refs to return on thursday to a standing "o." critics said the performance of the replacement refs hurt the integrity of the game. >>> and winds ripping through the japanese island of okinawa is all from typhoon jelawat. at least 50 people suffered injuries while more than 270,000 homes have no power. the storm is expected to weaken as it moves north through cooler waters. >>> here's what else we're talking about tonight. a mentally disabled woman beaten, 16 girls now in jail saying they did it just for fun. >>> spanking your children,
of mock debates with rob portman playing the president. the president will travel to nevada this weekend for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play the role of mitt romney. both sides are trying to avoid those infamous debate moments. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: and there was that bet. >> 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> reporter: but so much of it rests with the candidate. the hbo film "game change," strategist nicolle wallace was depicted trying to help sarah palin prepare for interviews and a debate and the national stage. >> it wasn't my fault. i wasn't properly prepped. >> you weren't properly prepped because you wouldn't listen to us. you never listen to your advisers. >> reporter: takes you back, doesn't it? president obama looking to lock in his lead. and for romney, many political strategists arguing this first debate will be make-or-break as george pointed out. given the poll numbers in those key battlegrounds. >> okay, david, thank you. >>> it certainly takes nicolle wallace back. she's our newest political analyst. there in "ga
that will have been. i think a lot of ohio republicans have privately said they wished rob portman had been on the ticket. portman has a heavy presence and background in hamilton county in the southwestern corner of the state. it would've almost assured around the ticket would be very successful they are and probably would've put a shot of enthusiasm into the republican advocates that would not be measured by polls. i know the polls are showing portman was a marginal health, but i don't believe it because they think it would have been. at the end of the day, if a lot of republicans have moved, but they are still very have been the southwestern corner. as democrats and minorities, republicans must have the southwest corner. >> it is a larger sense of politics in ohio with both campaigns are facing in terms of the ground game. >> you know, attend both conventions. in tampa at the republican strategist letellier they go after undecided voters in the state and there's probably only about 5% of ohio and federal quote, unquote society. republicans spend heavily to try to get them because they bel
, there he is on a boat. maybe rob portman is hidden on the boat prepping him and we can't see him because the boat is going too fast or something. is rob portman in the glove box? do boats have glove boxes? on the other side, the obama/biden ticket is not taking time off. vice president biden was in michigan today. president obama was in toledo talking to autoworkers. >> it's working folks like you who fought for jobs and opportunity for generations of american workers. it's working people like you who helped delay the cornerstones of middle class security. things that people now sometimes take for granted, but weren't always there, the 40-hour work week, weekends, paid leave, pensions, the minimum wage, health care, social security. medicare. those things happened. because working people organized and mobilized. >> oh, yeah. happy labor day. while support for people who have to work for a living and for union rights and for unions is a democratic mainstay, excuse me. i'm being attacked. never mind, the current democratic party has had some trouble on this issue. they have arranged for th
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